Wednesday Jun 12, 2013
You might not recognize this as an E-TONE post.
There will be no cutesy story or pop culture reference to tie into the end of my point.
There will also be no hedging.
This is pure unadulterated disgust that I feel MUST be addressed in an open forum.
There are politicians that I have a deep disliking for, due to the policies they push and the lies they tell to trick people into endorsing said policies.
Sunday May 19, 2013
Two weeks ago I had the privilege to experience my very own Shabbat Chattan, or the Shabbat before (according to Ashkenazim) you get married surrounded by friends, family and future-family. In following with the traditions of my group of friends, we, for the most part, forwent the niceties generally bestowed upon the groom-to-be and skipped right to the roasting. One of the prevalent themes that came out of the absolute assassination of my...
Sunday Apr 21, 2013
Wandering around Savyon, aka the Beverly Hills of Israel, can certainly disorient you. Following a crowd to a Yom HaZikaron Tekes (Israel Rememberence Day gathering) in Savyon can really leave your head spinning.
There I stood, in the swankiest of towns in a generally modest country, among throngs of well-dressed and well-mannered (apparent) Israelis all gathering for a solemn night of honor and remembrance.
I had been to...
Sunday Mar 24, 2013
I used to throw up on airplanes. Consistently.
It all started on a flight back from Baltimore after eating some bad pizza the night before. Oddly enough, I didn’t heave on that specific flight, but I spent the entire six-hour journey pacing up and down the aisles and slowly sipping ginger ale, trying my best to keep it all down. Adding to my problem was that the restrooms were constantly occupied and I knew I would be...
Tuesday Jan 22, 2013
After living in Israel for a while you begin to take for granted some of the incredible uniqueness living in a Jewish homeland provides a proud observant Jew.
One such example is if a politician were to extoll the virtues of observing Shabbat. I surely no longer flinch when a politician goes as far as to say the Shabbat is “an organic entity reflecting centuries of thought and experience. It is not an arbitrary contrivance…I...